I have created two virtual machines to my new Windows Azure service. My company is Microsoft partners and member of Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack. I somehow managed to register "Pay-As-You-Go" subscription to Windows Azure yesterday. Today when I checked
from Account view I noticed that there is already 0,84€ to be charged from my credit card. After that I went back to
https://www.microsoftcloudpartner.com and clicked Get Benefits. Now I was able to add "Windows Azure Cloud Essentials" subscription to my Windows Azure. Please see screenshot on below to clarify the situation:
Now I would need to move those two virtual machines I have created from "Pay-As-You-Go" subscription to "Windows Azure Cloud Essentials" subscription. How this can be done? Then I will of course cancel the "Pay-As-You-Go" subscription.
If I am not mistaken since Virtual Mchines is in preview mode currently you would need to activate this feature in your 2nd subscription. I just submitted the request for enabling it on my 2nd subscription and waiting for the request to process. I'm
not sure as to why you're not able to create new storage accounts in your 2nd subscription.
Please ensure that you delete the blobs containing the VHDs as well. Just deleting those VMs will not delete the blobs in the blob storage. The process is that you go under DISKS menu --> Delete Disks and then use a storage explorer to delete the blobs.
Could this be because the disk is still attached to a VM (I see that there's some text in both rows under "ATTACHED TO" column) which in itself is weird because you have delete the VMs? The way I deleted was first detached disks from the VM (but those were
data disks and not OS disks) and then came on this screen to delete those disks from the VM.
Like I said, this is weird. Last resort would be to delete the blob container (it should be called
vhds) in the storage account associated with the subscription from where you have deleted the VM. Since the blob holding the VHD has never-ending lease, you will not be able to delete the blob directly. But you could delete the blob container.
However I don't know the implication of that here. I would recommend waiting out for a few hours and then trying deleting the disk again.
Thanks for the tip. I have installed trial version of your software.
I am able to open the problematic storage but not able to delete the Blob Container. I receive following error message:
The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
Message: The account being accessed does not have sufficient permissions to execute this operation.